JVS program brings documentary to life

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Vocational School’s Multimedia and Design program is dedicated to teaching, designing and building the strength’s from each student’s talents within the field of visual communication.

Every year, according to Natalie Campana-Lucas, JVS multimedia instructor, one student dedicates his or her talents to “work on a real-world project from local events, area school websites, video documentaries to photography.”

“Our students even compete on a national level through Business Professionals of America,” she noted. “Every opportunity gives them a chance to prepare for the real world within the field of visual communications.

“This year, the JVS Multimedia program was given an opportunity to bring to life “Crusaders Bold,” the documentary written and directed by David Riley.”

Campana-Lucas guided her students throughout the entire film process.

“Our students love the challenge and being able to complete this project with professionalism and accuracy,” she stated.

“It is our school’s motto to offer the best learning environment possible.”

Jessica Weisberger, who will be attending Bethany College, along with Spencer Robinson, who will attend Eastern Gateway Community College this fall, were instrumental in starting this video documentary project.

All video, highlight clips and custom video graphics were created by the multimedia team. Students worked with Riley to ensure his vision, design quality and continuity to the film was being met.

“These students were proud of their participation, the knowledge gained, the challenges met and conquered and producing a top quality film showcasing not only CCHS but the great values and traditions found in the Ohio Valley,” Campana-Lucas said.

She added she was honored to have had “this opportunity to utilize as a teaching tool and continue to give back to the community.”